The Revivalist collection 2016 by Ritu Kumar
One of the oldest living centers of brocade manufacture in India, Benaras, offers an astounding repertoire of decorative designs ranging from the geometric to the highly stylized floral and faunal representations spanning over centuries of Indian history. Historically depicting the rites of passage, from a cotton yarn given to a child moving from one step of their life to another in the holy ghats, a saffron cloth binding a bride and groom together to a plain white piece of kora cloth in final rites ceremonies symbolizing purity and a passage to the hereafter, the textiles of Benaras epitomize the essence of India.
The Revivalist collection 2016, presents these legendary threads and textiles of Benaras adorned with gold bootimotifs giving the fabrics a subtle metallic sheen, indisputably differentiated from the contemporary designs today that seem to suffer from an ethos of over-designing in the fabrics with a profusion of metallic yarns.
The Benaras Line 2016 showcases a repertoire of design lexicon of the highest skill points of India’s textiles, brought into modern context with kurtas, jackets, shirts and palazzos. Embellished with the richness of precious skills, this line is designed to make you modern patrons of this ancient craft and give a fresh lease of life to our handloom industry.
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